some bunny loves you

I finally got the chance to use this cute bunny stamp from Mama Elephant. Their stamps are so pretty and some of  them has their own coordinating dies that make cutting a breeze.

I used a sketch from one of the special blog that’s close to my heart, Sketch N Scrap.  I have been part of this team not so long ago and this group I say is one of the most dedicated, talented and proactive people I know.

Their sketch at Sketch N Scrap # 24, created by the uber talented Lisa is open til end of the month so I’m joining in.

I applied a combination of patterned papers and washi tapes with some die cutting.

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I’m also joining in the following challenges:

Fairy tale Challenge # 90, Cute only

Sentimental Sundays Challenge # 204, Clean and Simple

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I love u sew much

I don’t want to miss out this week’s Anything Goes challenge at Paper Smooches. So here goes my take.

I used a diagonal striped vellum from Daiso (the thrifty Japanese store which I think are available also worldwide). I bought two packs of this vellum, one is this striped version and another has a polka dot design.

The pack has a number of colors in there but I used the teal one to match the Poppy sketch challenge that I’m joining in too.

Those vellum are just so pretty but much thinner than the other vellum available at online stores.

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I die cut the frame and used a different paper in the middle for contrast. I then stamped the sewing machine and paper pieced the knobs and the machine’s body.

I also added a red thread hanging at the needle area just because 🙂  The vellum doesn’t lay as flat as the patterned paper so I added a red washi tape just to keep them down a bit in its place. Works like an accent don’t you think?

For the sentiment, I embossed it with black embossing powder. It curled a little bit and I just wish that vellum is much more thicker. Anyhow, I love how this card turned out, clean & simple just like my style 😉

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I’m using a sketch from Poppy Sketch # 2 with a pop of color

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Stamps and die used:

Paper Smooches Needle Little Love stamp

Paper Smooches Duo Die 3

Others: washi, patterned papers, colored stripes vellum

Versamark ink, black embossing powder

 

I’m entering this card also to

Simon Says Stamp, Keep it Clean and Simple card challenge

 

 

lots of love

Some crafty time today so I can join in some fun card challenges.

Just to remind you also, the April Challenge – to use Stitching at Sarah Hurley365 challenge is up until 27th April.

With the theme challenge in mind, I also applied faux stitching along the border of the main frame. I also stitched the diecut button directly on paper. You can visit the challenge blog too to see great card creations from the DT and other participants.

I used Sarah Hurley papers from her scrapbooking kit, along with Sentiment stamp and sequins stamp from the Documented365 kit.  My main image, typewriter is from Sarah’s Be Mine scrapbooking kit.

I used the card sketch from Retro Sketches # 111.

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Entering this card to these challenges also:

A Random Fan Challenge # 7, Anything Goes

Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge # 32, Anything Goes

Picture Perfect

Happy Easter!

Just had a late dinner with friends and I just can’t wait til tomorrow to post this girlfriends card using a stamp from Art Impressions stamp. I knew about Art Impressions from one of Kristina Werner‘s card and noted to get at least one stamp from AI to try it out. I just love the fun and happy expressions from these ladies.

I used the Picture Perfect stamp and colored the images with promarkers. For the card base I used the tweed background stamp from Hero Arts.

I’m entering this card in Art Impressions Challenge # 133, Best of Friends.

I used a sketch from Sketch Saturday # 306.

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I’m also entering in Pumpkin Spice challenge # 68, Coloring.

 

 

Birthday card

I had the chance to sit today in my craft table so I did a card to join to in some card challenges.

I used Paper Smooches  Zoo Crew stamp set for my main image and I cut the giraffe using the coordinating die. For the birthday sentiment, I used Newton’s Nook birthday bash stamp set. I love the size of this particular birthday stamp sentiment as this fits perfectly with Simon Says Stamps banner die. 

I’m entering this card to Freshly Made Sketches # 132.

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and also to Simon Says Stamp Animal Antics challenge.

and Cut It up challenge # 43: Birthday card challenge.

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Joining in this week in Retro sketches #110.

I used Sarah Hurley‘s A Few of My Favourite Things Neopolitan Kit.  Love the soft neutral colors of the papers so I decided to use them in a clean and simple wedding card. I added some pearls to complement the colors and a lace for a soft touch.

I also stamped the last end of the triangle piece with Sarah’s sequins mini stamp from the February Documented365 kit.

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I’m also entering this card in

The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge # 8, Anything Goes

My Besties Norge Challenge # 16 – Ribbon and/ or Lace

Scribble and Scrap Challenge # 15, Anything Goes.

 

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I got some sequins from a local craft store when I went there to just look around over the weekend. What better way to use them than add some glitz on a card.

I used a card sketch from this week’s Fusion Card Challenge  and added those sequin on top and below the oval shape of the  frame. I then added some feathers and heart that I fuzzy cut from Sarah Hurley’s Be Mine scrapbooking kit. All papers I used are all from the same kit.

For my hashtag, I also used my favorite Outline alpha stamps from Sarah Hurley. I just added some lines to mimic a sketched look.

I added selective  stitching in the arrows below to add some texture and dimension. This is just fit for Sarah Hurley’s April challenge, Real or faux stitching that I’m also hosting this month.

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I always love stitching crafts and applying them also into cards is just great. I love both real and faux stitching but find the real stitching adds more character to the card itself, a more handmade feel.

I’m entering this card also to As You Like it Challenge, Favourite Style of Stitching.

And My Mum’s Craft Shop Challenge 16, Anything Goes Challenge.

 

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Joining in this week’s Paper Smooches Anything Goes challenge. I used the Surf and Turf stamp set for this fun sea creatures.

I colored the images with promarkers and fuzzy cut them and arrange them in each of the blocks. For the sentiment in the block, I stamped each of the word in each line then white embossed them. I put some of the images using dimensional foam adhesives and some directly in the block for some variety.

I used the card sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch # 72 challenge.

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New stamps

I got this new Newton’s Birthday Bash stamp set from Newton’s Nook blog win.

What will be the great way to use it than to make my take in their Inky Paws Challenge #8 – Sketch challenge.

I’m seeing a lot of colored pencil coloring with gamsol and I would like to try them myself. Sadly, there’s no gamsol available in Doha that I could find. I have looked at the biggest craft and arts shop locally but to no avail.

When I saw some amazing coloring with this technique (using gamsol) from Nichol Magouirk, I asked her what is the alternative for gamsol. She said she heard about baby oil but haven’t tried it herself.

Over the weekend. I did try using baby oil and it seems to blend too with the colored pencil grains. So in my card, I colored Newton  with colored pencils including the gift boxes.

I think the color seems pale and need to be darkened for some intensity. This is my first attempt to use this technique so a lot of improvement ahead right?

For the birthday sentiment, I followed the curved shape of the circle when I stamped. One good thing of using a clear stamp is the flexibility to manipulate the shape, curved, rounded or just straight.

For the hat, I stamped it in a patterned paper and fuzzy cut both my main image and the party hat. I just added a fun ribbon for the diagonal strip.

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I’m also entering this card to Seize the birthday, Anything goes birthday challenge.

Also in Simon Says Stamp, Happy Birthday Challenge.

Stitched

This month I’m hosting the April challenge at Sarah Hurley 365 blog, the theme that’s close to my heart – stitching.

The challenge is to apply stitching in your project, faux, hand or machine stitched, in any way you would like.

For my take, I stitched the three bokeh hearts in one of Sarah’s journaling piece to give it more emphasis. I also die cut a tag with stitching details at the background of my Doodle doll.  For her dress, I paper pieced them using Sarah’s Be Mine scrapbooking kit.

The design team did a great job in their challenge take too so be sure to head over to the challenge blog for more inspiration.

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Supplies used:

Embossing folder
Tag die cut
Enamel dots
My sketch inspiration is from the Fusion Card challenge and I’m entering this to their Fusion # 7 challenge.
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